Wang to lead Aug. 2 APS Stamp Chat episode

Toronto philatelist Jean Wang, an award-winning thematic exhibitor and staple of Organized Philately in both Canada and the United States, will lead the fourth Stamp Chat episode of the new season launched by the American Philatelic Society (APS) in May.

As an exhibitor of medical philately in the thematic class, Wang has earned top national and regional honours over the past eight years. In 2019, her five-frame blood-themed exhibit became the first thematic exhibit to win the Grand Award at a national-level exhibition. More recently, an updated version of her five-frame exhibit, “Blood: A Modern Medicine,” won a large gold medal with 93 points at the annual Garfield-Perry March Party, a U.S. national-level show held in March.

A hematologist and leukemia researcher by day, Wang will highlight thematic and topical collecting and exhibiting during the Stamp Chat episode slated for Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. (ET).

Wang’s five-frame blood-themed exhibit, ‘Blood: A Modern Medicine,’ became the first thematic exhibit to win the Grand Award at a national-level exhibition in 2019.

“Whether you’re an emerging philatelist branching out into topical collecting or an established collector looking to learn more about exhibiting thematic philately or anything in between, this Stamp Chat offers a wealth of information for collectors of every level,” reads a statement issued by the APS.


Wang serves many roles in Organized Philately, including as a board member of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, a member of Canada Post’s 12-person Stamp Advisory Committee, the membership director of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada and the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada delegate to the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie thematic commission.

She also edits several philatelic publications and serves as a trustee with the American Philatelic Research Library, an APS affiliate.

From 2015-19, the evolution of Wang’s award-winning thematic exhibit on blood ‘brings tears to my eyes,’ said long-time philatelic judge Bill Schultz.


To register for the Zoom presentation, click here.

To watch other Stamp Chat episodes on the APS YouTube page, click here for a playlist featuring all episodes dating back to 2020. The series began during the pandemic and has since brought more than 100 episodes to collectors worldwide for free. The latest season, which began in May, will offer regular programming through December.

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